Who We Are
History and Other Good Stuff
PGCI was organized in 1950 and incorporated on September 4, 1963. We federated with California Garden Clubs, Inc (CGCI) in 1992. We are:
Our Flower: the redbud.
Our Logo: Emblem (shown in the banner of this webpage) and watering can (shown on the front page of each edition of The Watercan Post, our newsletter).
Our Motto: “Coming together is the beginning. Working together is progress. Staying together is success.”
Our Purpose, and we quote: “The object of this club shall be to devote its activities and funds to promote community interest in beautiful gardens, flower arrangements, landscaping, cultivation of horticulture and beautification of the community.”
We welcome all new members—not only gardeners but also those interested in flower arranging, beautification of the community, and preservation of our natural environment. Club activities encompass many areas and activities. We urge members to volunteer and actively participate in committees and projects that interest you. You’ll quickly get acquainted with people who share your interests!
Meetings are monthly the 2nd Monday at 1:00pm. August is dark. General meeting programs normally include a qualified guest speaker or demonstration on a subject of interest to gardeners. Meetings have often been held at the Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway, Paradise CA, but locations have varied since the start of the pandemic. Some team meetings take place outdoors or by video, depending on the work to be done. See our Calendar or call us for more information.
About Our Town
Paradise continues to recover from the 2018 Camp Fire. Currently we're also getting through the economic impacts of the 2020+ pandemic. We haven't given up and are still "Ridge Strong."
Here's what we usually tell people about ourselves: Paradise is a friendly little incorporated town in Butte County, California, between the southern edge of the Cascade range and the northern end of the Sierra Nevada mountains. We’re about eight miles east of Chico, all uphill: the town ranges in elevation from 1,500 to 2,300 feet. Find info on our planting zones here.